Jaden and Willow Smith have revealed that their parents are their biggest inspiration.
As the son and daughter of famous celebrity couple Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, the 18-year-old actor and rapper and 15-year-old singer believe rather than riches their parents have instilled “something spiritual” in them.
“They always give back what people give to them. And sometimes they keep giving and giving and giving. And some people don’t feel like they need to give anything back because it’s like, ‘Oh, if you’re famous, you can just keep giving, and it doesn’t matter.’ ” Willow said to Interview magazine.
“It’s not just about money. It’s not just about giving people gifts or whatever. What my parents have given to me is not anything that has to do with money or success or anything that society says people should be focusing on — it’s something spiritual that only certain people can grasp and accept. And that’s how I act and move in the world today,” she said.
Jaden, who is currently starring in Baz Luhrmann’s Netflix drama “The Get Down,’ concurred with his sister that their parents are their greatest role models
“I 100 percent agree with Willow on that one. My parents are definitely my biggest role models. And that’s where me and Willow both pull all of our inspiration from to change the world. It all comes from a concept of affecting the world in a positive way and leaving it better than it was than when we came,” he added
Willow believes her parents Will, 47, and Jada, 44, just try to be the “best people they could be” and have remained grounded despite fame and success.
“Growing up, all I saw was my parents trying to be the best people they could be, and people coming to them for wisdom, coming to them for guidance, and them not putting themselves on a pedestal,” she said.